Supported Volunteering. Working Together

This project is a collaboration between the Discipline of Occupational Therapy at TCD, the Health Service Executive, and Irish homeless services. Individuals with a history of homelessness are supported to engage in volunteering activities by occupational therapy students as part of their community-engaged learning module. Phase 1 employed peer researchers to assess the need and desire for the project amongst individuals with experience of homelessness. Phase 2 was a pre-post six-week pilot project in which the student and the individual with experience of homelessness formed a dyad who volunteered together within local communities.

Research Team

Dr Leonie Boland, Sarah Quinn, Eilish King.

Project Collaborators

Focus Ireland, Volunteer Ireland

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